Covington County man free again on bond

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COLLINS - A Covington County man who was allowed to recover from his injuries at home after being charged with DUI mayhem is now free on $20,000 bond.
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Asha Handley-Willcutt

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Jun 25, 2006
 
This is a tragic story. I know how I would react if my children, or any family member were killed in a situation like this. However, I have know Jeff for several years. He is not the demon that the press has implied. He is the father of four small children. He has a wife and a family in Alabama that loves him dearly. I know, I know, the people killed also had families that loved and depended on them. However, there are innocent victims in Geoffrey's family, as well. Thank you.
Frank

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Jun 25, 2006
 
Yep there are innocent victims on both sides but we can't let anyone slide when they make a fatal mistakes like DUI. I'm sure this man Jeff is a real nice fellow, most of the time they are real nice fellows, but still gotta be held responsible for his actions. Otherwise there wouldn't be a deterent for drinking and driving.
Lizzy

Columbia, MO

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Jun 28, 2006
 
You Know the couple that died,Were very Sweet people that were Well Loved.I'am sure that Geoffrey's Family loves him as well.But he should have to face up for what he's done and Realize that Drinking and Driving can end someone's life or totally hurt someone.The 2 that died have Family and Many Friends that loved them Dearly and they will be Missed Greatly.They will never be Forgotten.The young man that died was Someone's only son and the Baby.And the Women was someone's only Child and had lost her only child a few years before due to a Drunk Driver.Those 2 were doing something to help others and that was the type of people they were.
cvilleschool3

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Jul 18, 2006
 
Paula was my best friend. I talked to her everyday and the last time I talked to her was the day of the wreck. The last thing she said to me was I love you and the last thing I said to her was I love you too. That's the only thing that keeps me going everyday. I became her daughter when hers passed away. She was just like my mom. I told her so many things that I can never tell anyone else. And for Mike, he was a great guy. Even though I only got to talk to him about 2 or 3 times, he was good to her and that's all I cared about. I love you both and I will never forget you!
Kaity

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Jul 26, 2006
 
Well, I obviously don't know any of you... But I did know Paula and Mike.. Paula was my Aunt. The hardest thing that has ever happened to me was when her daughter died, and then 5 years later, she was killed. I received a call at 3:12 in the morning telling me that my Aunt had died. That night plays over and over in my head, and its haunting. Innocent victims on both sides? There were no victims on JEFF's side.. He lived. He got out free with a clean slate and nothing but life ahead of him. What did my Aunt get? What did Michael get? What this man did, has forever changed my life, and the lives of my family. What he did is something I can never forgive him for. Mistake? Yeah. But can something so.. so stupid be justified? Murder can't be justified. Murder is murder anyway you look at it. I don't care if he has a family or not. Paula and Mike had families too... And I'm one of them. I just want to say, that I miss you both, and I love you both very much.
Mississippi

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Jul 27, 2006
 
I am so sorry for your loss. You are correct that this man deserves punishment. The laws are too loose on drunk driving in MS. Other states have far harsher punishments where most people in MS get off with a slap on the hand. I hope for you and your family that justice is done.
wemissyou

Saint Ann, MO

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Jul 31, 2006
 
I love and miss you so much Paula. I know you're still with us everyday!
wemissyou

Saint Louis, MO

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Jul 31, 2007
 
Paula- It's been a year since anyone's wrote on here so I thought I'd keep your spirit alive.. I love you so much and the pain is still fresh everyday and it's hard to believe that I have to live with you and Misty gone for the rest of my life. I miss you more than words can say and I need you now more than ever, just please be with me and all of us down here that miss you.. We all love and miss you TONS. I love you.
Lizzy

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Aug 9, 2007
 
Ours lives have had to go on even though were all Missing big pieces and its hard to go on Everyday.It's hard to realize that We here won't ever see our Loved ones(Michael & Paula) Ever again! All Because some guy decided to get drunk and Drive like a Wild Man.We all wonder Everyday if Geoffrey realizes how much he's hurt our Families.I personally want him to know that he Took away 2 special people that were so Very Loved. Michael and Paula you will Always be in Our Hearts and will always be LOVED! Gone But NOT Forgotten!
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Sep 13, 2007
 
it's the victim's fault for not being more careful on the road. it's a CAR it's DANGEROUS if you can't deal with that DONT DRIVE
C0NSUELA DOTSON JORDAN

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Nov 6, 2008
 
I MISS YOU MORE AND MORE EACH DAY MY SUNSHINE . I WISH I COULD HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS AGAIN . YOU WROTE THIS IN 2000 . I WANT TO SHARE IT NOW IT'S BEEN A YEAR 11-03-07 SINCE YOU WHEN HOME TO BE WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER . YOUR 24 YRS HERE WAS SO SHORT BECAUSE OF SOMEONE ELSE YOU WENT HOME TOO SOON .I LOVE YOU ALWAYS SEE YOU AGAIN SOMEDAY WHEN GOD CALLS ME HOME.WHAT IS THE NAME OF YOUR ANGEL? THE ONE BESIDE YOU THERE.OH YES YOU HAVEA GUARDIAN ANGEL. ONE THAT WILL ALWAYS CARE. YOU MAY NOT THINK IT 'S TRUE .BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU HAVE DONETO SOME OR WHATTHEY HAVE DONE TO YOU.YOU SAY THAT YOU'RE NOT SPECIALOR YOUBEEN THROUGH TOO MUCH.TO BELIVE YOU HAVE A GUARDIAN ANGEL IS GOING TO BE TOUGH.BUT YOUR ANGEL WILL ALWAYS BE THERE HELPING YOU TO GET BY.AND BELIVEME WHEN I SAY ONE DAY YOU WILL LEARN TO FLY.BECAuse when it's time for you to fly she will show you what to do .So now you know how to get through the hurt and pain. CAN YOU TELL ME YOUR ANGEL'S NAME .
YES I CAN NOW MINE IS MY DAUGHTER CONSUELA DOTSON JORDAN {SUNSHINE} I MISS AND LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH ! LOVE YOUR MOM CONNIE WALLEY AND dad MIKE , YOUR BROTHERS , DUSTY ,MATT AND DAKOTA

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